The Merida Big Nine Limited is a nimble and exciting hardtail mountain bike that is built for enjoying trails and exploring the great outdoors. The Big Nine is built with a reliable Merida 6061 series double butted and technoformed aluminium frame which is tough and lightweight for a swift and durable ride. All of Merida’s hardtails are built with their hardtail specific geometry for the best riding experience, so that you can ride in comfort with snappy handling at high speeds. You’ll enjoy the rough and tumble of the trails with a 100mm travel Manitou Markhor Comp Fork and remote lockout, ensuring that you can enjoy some real trails with the ability to really get after it out on the dirt.
Even on a more affordable model like this you still get Merida’s Smart Entry, with cables, housings and brake cables clamped under tension to prevent rattling. Add in the Shimano MT-200 Hydraulic Disc Brakes and you’ve got a winning combination give you control over this agile trail machine. Power along the trails with the brand new 1x12 speed SRAM SX Eagle drivetrain which gives you a versatile range of gears to climb and descend, ideal for an entry-level mountain bike with 29" wheels and reliable Maxxis Ikon tyres. The 12 speed SRAM SX Eagle is great value on a bike of this price and really takes the Big Nine Limited to another level.
The Merida Big Nine Limited is a durable and fun hardtail mountain bike which is a great entry to mountain biking and the world of opportunities, with a range of features that can suit someone starting out or looking for a bike that can perform at a high level too. You get a lightweight and tough frame which seamlessly pairs with the Manitou fork and SRAM parts to give you an awesome riding experience every single day.
New Speed Frame: Following in the footsteps of the TFS frame which was introduced in 2018, the SPEED frame is now in line to get a makeover for 2019. The introduction of slim tube shapes creates a new look and a more relaxed geometry, through a shorter top tube and a higher head tube, resulting in a more upright riding position and enhanced trail visibility. The new frame also comes with IS brake mounts that are positioned within the rear triangle as well as with kickstand and fender mounts.
Dropper Post Ready: All models down to the BIG.NINE 40 feature a 30.9 mm seatpost, the enhanced connection area increases the strength around the top tube/seat tube join and allows the option of fitting a dropper seat post. Models down to BIG.NINE LIMITED allow internal cable routing for the dropper post while the remaining models would require external routing.
Smart Entry: Cables, housings and brake hoses are clamped under tension to prevent rattling when the trails and roads get rough. All inlets are completely interchangeable to deal with Di2, hydraulic hoses, brake cable and gear cable housings etc.
Modern Hardtail Geometry: Our carbon (CF) and aluminium (LITE) models feature a long 422 mm reach, steep 73,5° seat angle, slack 70° head angle and an 80 mm stem (frame size M), affording the next generation XC geometry. Aggressive agility meets stable calmness; perfect for today’s demanding courses.
|Groupset||SRAM SX Eagle|
|Cassette Type||12 Speed|
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Bottom Bracket||Sram BB DUB PF MTB 92|
|Brakes||Shimano MT-200; 2 piston|
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT-200|
|Cassette||Sram PG-1210 Eagle; 11-50 ATC; 12|
|Chain||Sram SX Eagle|
|Crankset||Sram X1 1000 Eagle; 32 ATC|
|Derailleur Rear||Sram SX Eagle|
|Fork||Manitou Markhor Comp; Air; 100 STR; Tapered; Remote lockout; 51mm fork offset|
|Grips||MERIDA Comp EC|
|Handlebar||MERIDA Expert CC; 720 WHB; flat|
|Hubs||F=Shimano MT400-B; 110x15 WHF; 32 SPH; Centerlock R=Shimano MT400-B; 148x12 WHR; 32 SPH; Centerlock|
|Rims||MERIDA Comp CC; 20 IWR|
|Saddle||MERIDA Comp CC|
|Seatpost||MERIDA Comp CC; 30.9 DSP; 0 SSB|
|Stem||MERIDA Expert CC; 31.8 DSH; -6 ASD|
|Shifters||Sram SX Eagle|
|Tyres||Maxxis Ikon; 29x2.2"; fold|
|Speeds||1 x 12|